Guess what today is -- my blogiversary. Yay! And no standard cupcake photo will do. Why not an apple? That makes sense. A party apple. Sure.
Now just watch me make sense of it with this next photo. See that bitten apple? -- one year down. And those other apples ?-- more years to come. Now that sounds poetic. Nevermind I took the party apple photo today and the quilt photo months ago. I got the urge to carve a "1" in an apple and I went with it.
Do you remember when I sent this quilt top off to be quilted? Here's the result. One tease fulfilled, how many more to go?
I designed this quilt as my first go at the Freshcut free quilt pattern for Free Spirit's site. I love the large fields of fabric, with little pops of red mixed in. I didn't think a photo of this quilt would translate too well at low res on the internet, so I folded it up and designed a different one for Free Spirit. Thank heaven too, because the flat photo of the quilt (below) doesn't do it justice. The colors are all wonky. This apple photo is much more kind to the fabrics.
Oh, and look up. Way up. I'm watching you now. Dare I be so bold as to put my own face in the banner? How many ways can one say, "HELLO, my name is Heather," with a photo? Well, that's one sure way to say it. Hello, it's me.
Now for the requisite profundity that accompanies all blogiversaries... just a dash...
Wow, what fun! The blog. A conversation with the world. A great escape. A meeting place for destined friends. A window in...
I have yet to hang curtains in the main living area of my home. There are no blinds there either. Almost every time my mother visits, she wonders at my ability to live with "the world watching." I assure her that if my neighbors are bored enough to watch me make dinner, then I'm happy to be their entertainment. I guess a blog can be similar. I show up fully-dressed and respectably-behaved and if folks want to see what I'm up to, then I'm happy to share.
Far better, I've made some amazing friends and been granted some incredible opportunities. It's true, you never know who's reading.
To all of you, announced or lurking, thank you for stopping by. Thank you for your encouragement and support. Thank you for peeking in my little window while I make marshmallows, knot thread and blow bubbles. Even the simplest things are more fun when shared with friends -- this includes carved apples.